Teaser Tuesdays: Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

I’ve just begun a new thriller from Mo Hayder, starring a damaged red-headed bad-girl police detective named Zoe, and to a surprisingly equal extent starring her estranged sister Sally, who thinks of herself as demure and easily frightened. I think Sally is a tougher cookie than she realizes, but it’s early yet. Here’s your teaser…

She got out and stood on the lawn, breathing the sulphury smell of the engine and the organic waft of cow manure and grass – scanning the valley where the line of commuters wound its sluggish way towards the motorway. When she was sure nothing had followed them she went back to the car and opened the door.

Nice sensory elements, no? I am always bothered when thriller writers think they can dispense with the writing part of the job; looks like Hayder isn’t one of them.

What are you reading this week?

This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance proof and is subject to change.

6 Responses

  1. Love it! I’m posting a teaser tomorrow from the book, 1493. Talk to y’all
    then! — Patricia

  2. Good teaser — I haven’t heard of this one but I’ll keep the author in mind.

  3. Oh I have seen this book around before but I never really knew what it was about. Great teaser! It sounds like an intriguing read.

    My TT

  4. Great teaser!

  5. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing. My teaser is here.

  6. Totally intriguing, y’all! Watch out for a certain change in tone partway through. 🙂 My full review to come later. Patricia, looking forward to it!

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